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Blas Pérez suspended one match, fined for kicking Herculez Gomez

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Notorious for his dark arts on the pitch, Pérez will miss the Whitecaps’ next match against San Jose

MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at Vancouver Whitecaps FC Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

The MLS Disciplinary Committee announced on Wednesday that Vancouver Whitecaps striker Blas Pérez has been suspended for one match and issued an undisclosed fine for violent conduct against Seattle Sounders forward Herculez Gomez in the 78th minute of their match on Sunday.

“The committee unanimously ruled that the action was violent conduct and suspended Perez for one match and issued him a fine. Perez will serve his suspension when the Whitecaps play at the San Jose Earthquakes in their penultimate match of the season on Oct. 16.”

Here’s video of the incident, which Perez escaped with only a foul being called. Replays show that Perez appeared to stomp on Gomez and then followed up by kicking him.